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    1. Fecal Transplant and Serious Intestinal Infection

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report. The infection is called Clostridium difficile . It causes diarrhea and severe abdominal pain and k

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    2. New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may quickly quash symptoms of the digestive disorder Crohn's disease -- at least for the short term, an early clinical trial finds. The study, of more than 150 adults with Crohn's, found that just two

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    3. Rules Tightened on Endoscopes Tied to 'Superbug'

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued final recommendations for the cleaning and sterilization of medical devices used in invasive procedures. The updated rules, first proposed in 2011, were release

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    4. C. Difficile Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half a million Americans were infected with the bacteria Clostridium difficile in 2011, and 29,000 died within a month of diagnosis, U.S. health officials report. "Infections with C. difficile have become incre

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    5. FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., received approval to

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    6. Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases, including the two most common types, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, a new study reveals. Previous research has linked these bowel diseases with a lower varie

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    7. Could Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may disrupt the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, potentially boosting the risk of infections and other problems, a small new study suggests. The research doesn't conf

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    8. Crohn's Disease: Diet and Nutrition

      Diet does not cause Crohn's disease. But pay attention to what you eat, because it can help you control your symptoms. Cutting out some foods may help, especially during a flare. Still, you want to make sure you eat a variety of healthy foods. "At this point, we don't have an ideal diet for Crohn's.

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    9. A Guide for New Parents With Ulcerative Colitis

      Ulcerative colitis (UC) has been a part of Jennifer Guarnaccia's life since she was 13. For the last 4 years, the 28-year-old mom has had on-and-off symptom flares. Her most common problems: stomach cramps, fatigue, mouth sores, and diarrhea. "Some days I feel great. But more than half the time it's

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    10. Take Control of Ulcerative Colitis Flares

      An important part of your ulcerative colitis (UC) treatment is to calm flares when they happen. But if you keep your disease in check, you may also have fewer symptoms over time. Here are six ways you can work to make flares become rare. Many people with UC stay on low doses of drugs such as 5-ASA,

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